August 18, 2016 |
Clothing supplier Alphabroder is moving distribution work to central Pennsylvania, a move that will cost 143 jobs at the firm's Broder Bros. warehouse at 2951 Grant Ave. in Northeast Philadelphia by Oct. 10. The Trevose firm, which supplies name-brand T-shirts and fleeces to local printers who customize it for corporate employers and promotions, is concentrating work in a Harrisburg warehouse and other large U.S. regional centers, according to...
August 16, 2016 |
Latest in an occasional series about recruiters The employees that advertising agencies want most don't exist. Employers want digital strategists with 10 to 12 years' experience, "but they aren't going to find anyone, because the field hasn't been around that long," said advertising recruiter Ginger Kochmer. "There's a shortage of good talent," said Kochmer, who leads the Creative Group in Philadelphia, a specialty recruiting agency within Robert Half International, the worldwide human resource consulting firm.
August 12, 2016
DEAR ABBY: About six months ago, I started a new job I really enjoy. A handyman who does odd jobs around the building was working on the floor in my area. He was chatty, and I made polite conversation, but now things have escalated. He has started contacting me on social media, to the point where I had to block him. He tries to talk to me daily, and I am feeling very uncomfortable. He's twice my age, and I have no interest in him, romantically or otherwise. It has reached the point where I have a great deal of anxiety about going to work.
August 12, 2016 |
The state director of the National Federation of Independent Business said Wednesday that mandated paid leave in Pennsylvania would cost nearly 8,000 jobs in its first year. "There's been a push in Washington and Harrisburg to force employers to give workers several days of paid leave each year, but this report reflects the cold, hard truth: Mandatory paid leave is too expensive and would cost Pennsylvania too many jobs," Kevin Shivers said in statement. NFIB issued its statement in response to news earlier this week that the state's Department of Labor and Industry had received a $250,000 federal grant to study family leave models and programs.
August 12, 2016 |
With one week of training camp in the books, Penn State coach James Franklin said Wednesday that the two quarterbacks who are up for the starting job are involved in a "heated battle" but that neither one has pulled away. "It's hard to say, to be honest with you," Franklin told reporters after practice Wednesday when asked whether he was closer to deciding on a starter. "It all depends on the practice. I don't think we're closer to making a decision than we were before. " The candidates are redshirt sophomore Trace McSorley, who saw his only playing time in last January's TaxSlayer Bowl after Christian Hackenberg suffered an injury, and redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens, who has yet to see any action in a college football game.
August 11, 2016 |
Cerner Corp., a health-care information technology company, will add 250 jobs in Malvern over the next three years with the help of a $1.25 million Pennsylvania First grant, Gov. Wolf said Monday. As part of the deal, Cerner, based in Kansas City, Mo., will invest $75 million in the site and retain its 2,000 current employees. When Cerner bought the former Siemens Health Services in Feb. 2015 for $1.3 billion, Siemens Health had 2,800 employees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware attributed to Malvern.
August 11, 2016 |
MGM Resorts International will hold a jobs fair Wednesday and Thursday at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City to help fill hundreds of jobs at MGM National Harbor, a $1.3 billion casino under construction in Prince George's County, Md, near Washington. MGM, which last week bought out its Borgata partner Boyd Gaming Corp. for $900 million, is seeking table games dealers, slots technicians, cocktail servers and bartenders for MGM National Harbor, the company said. The jobs fair for MGM National Harbor, which is expected to open in the fourth quarter, comes on the heels of the announcement last week that Trump Taj Mahal casino will close Oct. 10, putting nearly 3,000 out of work.
August 10, 2016 |
Want to irritate members of Philadelphia City Council? Mention their current 12-week summer recess. They tend to quickly push back, claiming Council is a full-time job. But as the news swirling around Council Majority Leader Bobby Henon made clear Friday, some Council members still find time for a second job to supplement their six-figure city salaries. FBI and IRS agents on Friday raided Henon's City Hall and district offices as part of a larger sweep for documents from Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and union boss John Dougherty.
August 9, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I was recently offered a job that pays substantially more than I make now. I'm overqualified but generally happy where I am. I wasn't looking; the offer fell in my lap. Though tempting in some ways - well, just financially, since we could really use the money right now - the thought of accepting the new job made me miserable. After much soul-searching and discussion with my husband, I turned it down. He is now livid, so seething angry that, months later, we still can't have a civil discussion about it. There are lots of under-the-breath comments and bitter, sarcastic remarks about my choosing my personal happiness over helping our family.
August 5, 2016 |
While the Philadelphia area ranks high in the number of advanced industry jobs, it ranks below average in growth of those jobs over the last few years, according to a study released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington nonprofit policy organization. Brookings defines advanced industry as types of business in which more than 20 percent of employees have significant knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math and in which research and development spending is high on a per-worker basis.